Eric Roth and guest arrive at the Academy Award in Hollywood, California on February 24, 201
As " Forrest Gump" we learned about life and chocolate boxes "you never know what you will get." But writer Eric Roth, who picked up an Oscar for the 1994 movie starring Tom Hanks, reveals what was planned for the sequel and why it was never made.
Roth, 73,  told Yahoo Entertainment, the follow-up movie did not follow the "Forrest Gump" author Winston Groom's second novel "Gump & Co." so close. Roth wrote a script in 2001.
"I literally wrote it the day before 9/11," said the author, who also wrote last year's remake of "A Star Born", as well as  "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button "and" The Horse Whisperer. "
He recalled that "Tom and I and (director Robert Zemeckis) came together on 9/11 to comment on how life was in America and how tragic it was. And we looked at each other and said," This one the movie has no meaning anymore, in that sense. "
Roth said the film would have begun with the revelation that Forrest Junior (Haley Joel Osment) had AIDS, the same disease that killed his mother Jenny Curran, played by Robin Wright.
"People wouldn't go in class with (Forrest Jr.) in Florida," Roth said. "We had a fun sequence where they were (desegregation) buses in Florida at the same time, so people were angry at either the buses or (their) children had to go to school with the child who had AIDS. So that was a big conflict. ] Robin Wright (Jenny Curran) and Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump) in a scene from "Forrest Gump." ” width=”540″ data-mycapture-src=”” data-mycapture-sm-src=””/>
Robin Wright (Jenny Curran) and Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump) in a picture from "Forrest Gump." (Photo: Phillip Caruso / Paramount Pictures)
Forrest, who in the original film met with Presidents John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson and served as inspiration for Elvis Presley and John Lennon would also appear to be remarkable moments of the 1990s in the next film.
"I had (Forrest) on the back of (OJ Simpsons) Bronco", Roth Yahoo told and referred to the infamous 1994 car chase. "He would look up sometimes, but they didn't see him in the rear-view mirror, and then he would pop down.
" I had him as a ballroom dancer who was really good, he could do (rotation) dancing. And eventually, like a kind of charity, he danced with Princess Diana, he added. (She died in 1997.)
Roth also planned to refer on April 19, 1995 to the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in the sequel. The deadliest terrorist attack in America until 9/11 killed 168 people, including 19 children.
He explained, "(Forrest) meets on a bus a Native American woman and finds her calling as a bingo call on a reservation. And the big event in what you could see was reduced only in tragedy, I guess "Because it is the same tragedy, but every day he would go and wait for his Indian partner. She taught at the preschool in a government building in Oklahoma City. And he sat on the bench waiting for her to have lunch and suddenly blowing the building behind him." … So when 9/11 happened … everything looked useless. "